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Founder in Five: Q&A with Encord CEO Ulrik Stig Hansen

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Ulrik Stig Hansen is the co-founder and CEO of Encord, a London-based computer vision training data platform.

The company’s platform is used by businesses to make unstructured data readable by machines. Its tools include data annotation, evaluation, and management of training data.

Founded in 2020 by Hansen and Eric Landau, Encord has raised more than £13m in funding, with £9.6m of that coming in a Series A round in October 2021.

The startup has worked with healthcare institutions including Kings College London and Stanford Medical Centre, where its technology has been used to label medical images for AI solutions.

In the latest Founder in Five Q&A, the Encord CEO shares some of the common myths about AI, reveals a hiring mistake and explains why founders “fall into the trap” of building an idea in a vacuum....

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